TOUCH-WEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

NEW-YORKING YOUR PIANO

We offer one-of-a-kind touch-weight adjustment.  Touch-weight is divided into two different types, down-weight (the weight required to move the key down) and up-weight (the amount of weight that can be lifted as a key returns to rest).  These two characteristics determine much of what is considered the “feel” or “touch” of a particular piano.  Adjusting the touch-weight within a piano can fundamentally change how a piano plays and sounds.

Touchweight adjustment can especially benefit older players or people with conditions such as arthritis.  Concert pianists, who play many hours per day, also benefit from touch-weight adjustments.

Our unique system is completely reversible, allowing us to remove, change or refine the adjustments as needed without damaging the instrument or drilling holes in the piano keys.

  • Makes an action play more consistently
  • Can improve the dynamics of an instrument (range of volume).
  • Helpful for elderly musicians and people with carpal tunnel and/or arthritis.

KEY REPAIR

REPLACE KEY BUSHINGS AND KEY LEVELING

The piano key is the foundation, the lever upon which all other motion depends.  Keys are made from natural materials, wood and felt.  As such, these parts wear when subject to many years of constant playing.  The point at which the lever pivots, both top and bottom, is subjected to wear.  This wear can introduce key wobble, which translates to lost power and precision.  This becomes very noticeable to the player, as keys become inconsistent throughout the range of the keyboard.

By rebuilding the pivot points and refelting the key bushings we can restore consistency to the key as it travels through its motion.  In addition, they keys pivot upon felts which wear and compact over time.  This causes the keys to become unlevel – both in the up and down position.  This inconsistency can make it difficult to play difficult pieces accurately and diminishes from the joyful experience of practicing piano.

CUSTOM AURAL TUNING

TUNING ACCORDING TO THE DEMANDS OF THE OCCASSION

We offer custom aural tunings for special occasions or according to specific customer requirements.  We can alter our aural tunings to meet the demands of specific literature or the style of a particular musician.

In addition, we can tune a piano to an organ, or tune two pianos together.  With more than 80 years of combined experience, we can handle any special request, accommodating your needs.   Depending on scheduling, we may also be available to tune immediately before your special event.  Contact us today.

GENERAL SERVICE REPAIRS

SHOP WORK COMPLETED ON AN HOURLY OR BY PROJECT BASIS

We offer a range of additional piano repair and regulation services on a case by case basis – depending on our availability.

Following consultation and an inspection of your instrument we may recommend additional in-shop services.   These services may include, piano key leveling, piano key repair, key rebushing, grand action regulation, upright action regulation, piano hammer filing, and piano hammer voicing.   These services are generally time consuming and will represent a significant investment in both time and money.